I purchased this car in March of 2003
and I've had now for 6 months. It has
been an EXCELLENT car to own. Though
it is 9 years old (people tend to
forget that when they see its body
styling)and has 120k miles, all the
major systems are still operating
extremely well. I've only had to do
minor maintenance on it (lubricating
the hood latch and replacing an
electric side mirror), but overall I'm
First of all, the car turns heads
wherever it goes. The power the turbo
engine produces is incredible. 100
horses per liter is an engineering
marvel that translates into "stick you
in the seat" fun! The handling is
second to none and fuel economy is
excellent for the performance.
Not really issues, just FYI for
The good news: it's EXTREMELY reliable.
The bad news: if you do have to
replace something, it will probably be
Also, it only takes premium fuel.
Budget for tires and a timing belt
change (due to the age of the vehicle).